Yin Chen Hao Tang

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Clear Damp Heat

Yin Chen Hao Tang

Artemisia Yinchenhao Decoction

Main Action of Yin Chen Hao Tang
The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to clear heat and eliminate dampness to alleviate jaundice. This chinese medicine formula is mainly suited for conditions of yang type or damp heat type of jaundice where there is heat accumulated within the interior of the body.

Indications and Symptoms for Yin Chen Hao Tang
whole body color change, tangerine color or yellow coloring of the body, abdominal distention, urinary difficulty, thirst (only wants to drink in small sips) Tongue - red body, yellow greasy coat Pulse - slippery, rapid

Herbal Ingredients of Yin Chen Hao Tang

Yin Chen hao (Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao, yinchenhao shoots and leaves, Capillaris)

- 18g. -alleviates damp heat, treats jaundice

Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis, Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

- 9g. -clears heat from all 3 jiao, induces urination (diuretic)

Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, Rhubarb Root)

- 6g. -purges heat through intestines, induces bowel movements, invigorates blood

Cooking Preparation of Yin Chen Hao Tang
This Herbal formula should be decocted by using twice the dosage as listed above. The increase in dosage is generally practiced today for treating jaundice. Shu Da Huang may be substituted for Da Huang.

Additional Information on Yin Chen Hao Tang
This is one of the best formulas in Chinese medicine in the treatment of all types of jaundice but best suited for jaundice due to damp heat. If damp heat is not the predominant factor this formula may be used as the base formula with modifications for the patients conditions. This alternative medicine formula can be used to treat such diseases as hepatitis, hepatic necrosis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, malaria, typhoid fever, leukemia, leptospirosis and all types of jaundice when the appropriate symptoms are present.